Police Scotland have today said that while they have not received a criminal complaint against Derek Mackay they are “assessing information”.
The former Finance Secretary resigned from his position with immediate effect this morning after revelations he sent inappropriate texts to a 16-year-old schoolboy came to light.
Police Scotland confirmed today they have not received any criminal complaints against the politician but urged those with information to come forward, adding they were “assessing information”.
A spokeswoman for the force said: “We have not received any complaint of criminality, however, we are currently assessing available information from media reporting and would encourage anyone with information to please come forward.
“Police Scotland will always listen to anyone who wishes to seek advice or formally report a matter to us.”
The First Minister also made the decision to suspend Mr Mackay from the party and parliamentary group today, pending further investigations.
In a statement, Mr Mackay said he apologised “unreservedly” to the individual involved and his family.
He added: “I take full responsibility for my actions.”